Joyce Gyllenberg Obituary

Joyce M. Gyllenberg
Joyce M. Gyllenberg

January 20, 1918 - September 28, 2018
Born in Porterfield, Wisconsin
Resided in Marinette, Wisconsin

Obituary

Joyce M. Gyllenberg, age 100, of Marinette, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 28, 2018, surrounded by her family at Linden Grove, New Berlin, Wis. Born on January 20, 1918 to Charles and Anna (Meyers) Blom, Joyce spent her early life in the Porterfield area and attended Miles School. On January 7, 1939, she married John Albert Gyllenberg at Central Lutheran Church in Menominee. Their daughter, Darlene, was born on August 31, 1940 as the last girl born at the old M and M Hospital in Marinette. This year, Joyce enjoyed reading the local newspapers about the grand opening of the new Bay Area Medical Center. Joyce and John resided at 404 Terrace Ave. in Marinette for 58 years, except for 20 winters in sunny Texas or Florida during retirement years. During World War II, Joyce worked as a welder on frames for gliders at Lloyd Manufacturing Co., Menominee. After the war, she devoted her life to her family, friends and neighbors. She was known for her humbleness, friendliness, love of children, crocheting, textile painting and entertaining at home or in their trailer. In 2001, the Gyllenbergs moved to Northland Village where she lived until last November. John preceded her in death on September 7, 2008.
She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School, attending ladies aid meetings and sewing for Lutheran World Relief and other charities. She was also active in Salvation Army activities.
Joyce was amazing and will be missed by many people. Surviving are her daughter, Darlene Backman of Franklin, Wis.; three grandchildren, John (Kim) Backman, Jennifer (Charles) Henle and Dr. Jerrilyn (Richard) Cambron; and great-grandchildren, Stephen Backman, Emily, Ethan, and Evan Janecek, and Nicole and Ethan Henle. She is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews, many friends and neighbors, and caregivers. At 100 years old, she was still making new friends. For the wonderful care given to Mom, our family thanks the staff of Northland Village in Marinette, the staff of Linden Grove in New Berlin and Hometown Hospice of Brookfield.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Marie Stewart, Edna Lindberg, Ernest Blom, Emil Blom, Eldora Jacques, Eleanor Nicklaus and Nettie Blom; and a son-in-law, Edward Backman.
The family invites relatives and friends to gather at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Marinette on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. and funeral services at 3 p.m. with the Rev. James Wendt officiating. Dinner to follow. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.

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Visitation
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1600 University Dr.
Marinette, Wisconsin USA 54143
Saturday, October 6, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Service
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1600 University Dr.
Marinette, Wisconsin USA 54143
Saturday, October 6, 2018
3:00 PM